There’s nothing to fear.
'It's so beautiful. It's hard to believe these spores could kill me.'
Ode to the humiliation
Meet sister Helen. She’s a nun from Christian monastery in South Africa. She contracted a disease which nature and origins are unknown - Monmow disease. It does not only make you look like a dog, but eventually kills you.
Sister Helen was invited to Japan by dr. Tatsugaura, director of unnamed big city hospital. He intends to become the chairman of Japan Medical Association. Tatsugaura is going to research the disease and publish the results in order to get some glory and publicity.
On the panel above we see sister Helen being exposed to Japanese doctors. She reluctantly obeys when dr. Tatsugaura orders her to take off her clothes…
From Ode to Kirihito by Osamu Tezuka
Thorn: So you’re married to comics.
Hagio: That’s right. Oh, and I have a few cats. [Laughter.]
- from Matt Thorn’s interview with Moto Hagio (http://matt-thorn.com/shoujo_manga/hagio_interview.php)
ya sensei I hope for the same
The End of Aiko